This summer, voice master’s student Miranda Brugman, Thomas Swain (BM ’19, Voice), and Benjamin Buchanan (MM ’14, Composition; MM ’15, Theory Pedagogy) traveled to Haiti to teach at a summer music camp run by Holy Trinity Music School. In their time there, they directed the choir and taught private lessons.
Outcalls Band-Britt Olsen-Ecker (BM ’09, Voice) and Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Ensemble)-will be going on tour in October. The tour, called “Nothing Will Go Wrong,” will have stops in California October 5-11. For more information about venues, visit their site here.
The New York Times has highlighted a number of events that feature Peabody faculty and alumni in 10 Months of Classical Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss. Rosa Ponselle Distinguished Faculty Artist Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, will sing the role of Maria in The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess. So Percussion, with Eric Beach (BM ’04, GPD ’05, Percussion), will present a program called “A Century of Percussion” in December at Carnegie Hall.. The Times also highlights the “Composer Portraits” taking place at Columbia University which will feature Composition Faculty and Chair Oscar Bettison on February 20, 2020. The ensemble Cantata Profana will perform Composition Professor Michael Hersch’s (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) On the Threshold of Winter in April, and will feature Associate Professor Ah Young Hong (BM ’98, MM ’01, Voice).
Andrea Edith Moore (BM ’01, Voice) and Ryan De Ryke (MM ’02, AD ’04, Voice) join Daniel Schlosberg (BM ’00, MM ’01, Piano; A&S BA ’00, History) for the 10th anniversary of the Baltimore Lieder Weekend. The festival runs Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27 and features a 5K walk, concerts, and a Schubertiade.
Faculty artists Manuel Barrueco (BM ’75, Guitar) and Tony Arnold will serve as mentors for a residency, “A Bard Meets a Guitar,” at Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music in Boonville, Calif., November 22-24, 2019. Barrueco will bring his students Andrea Gonzalez Caballero, Jennifer Kim, Jesse Washburn, and Ruben Portillo who will join three voice students from the studio of Tony Arnold and to work with composers selected by Gabriela Lena Frank on creating six new works for guitar and voice, in various formats. The second part of the residency will take place in at the Peabody Conservatory on April 4-6, and will conclude with a concert with the world-premieres on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Griswold Hall.